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Hostess Gifts for the Season

Gifts that will get you invited back

Holiday time is upon us and that means parties. Lots of parties. Find the perfect hostess gift in our gift guide, whether it's a bottle of wine from a favorite vineyard, or luscious chocolate truffles or premium soaps.

Choose any of these gifts and you'll be a welcome guest at any party.

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Hostess Gifts for the Season

Bohemian Bottle Stoppers

Inspired by chandelier crystals, these glass wine stoppers have cut-glass finials that crown heavy zinc alloy. Mongramming is also available.

Consider including a favorite bottle of wine for an extra special gift.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

John Kelly Chocolates

Take the guesswork out of gift giving with John Kelly Chocolates Signature Boxes and Signature
Gift Towers. They also take the presentation effort out of the equation for holiday gift givers. Each handcrafted collection comes beautifully wrapped, boxed and bowed for ready gifting.

John Kelly Chocolates full line of all-natural, gourmet chocolates are available for purchase online and at select national retailers such as Neiman Marcus, and regional retailers such as Central Market, as well as the John Kelly boutique stores in Hollywood and Santa Monica.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

Essenza Hand Soaps

Essenza hand soaps are made with a blend of essential oils, shea butter and aloe. They are luxurious without breaking the bank. Scents include Rosemary Mint, Pear Glace, South Pacific Waters and Mango Agave.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

BUILT NY's Wine Totes

Every hostess will appreciate these wine totes from BUILT's signature neoprenematerial. They insulate bottles for up to four hours and store flat. The totes also have soft-grip handles for carrying ease and are machine washable. You can opt for one-bottle or two-bottle versions of this classic tote.

Available in a variety of prints and colors, these festive totes are ideal for gift giving.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

Owl’s Brew Tea Mixers

Anyone will love the unique quality of Owl's Brew Tea Mixers that pair perfectly with any spirit, from vodka, tequila, gin, rum or bourbon, to various beers, depending on the flavor of mixer chosen. And there are 1/3 fewer calories - or less - than comparable cocktail mixers.

Try these best-selling varieties:

  • The Classic: Fresh-brewed English Breakfast Tea with lemon, lime and lemon peel (pairs with vodka, tequila, gin, Bourbon, or IPA beers).
  • Pink and Black: Fresh-brewed Darjeeling tea with hibiscus, lemon peel and strawberry (pairs with whiskey, tequila, who wine or amber ales).
  • White and Vine: Fresh-brewed white tea with pomegranate, lemon peel and watermelon (pairs with tequila, gin, vodka, or wheat beer)
  • Coco-Lada: Fresh-brewed black tea, chai spices, coconut and pineapple (pairs with spiced rum, mezcal, vodka, Champagne or stout beer).
Hostess Gifts for the Season

Annie B’s caramels and popcorn

Annie B’s uses natural ingredients and offers a completely gluten-free line of products. Each caramel is made using local products including milk, butter, sugar, condensed milk and natural flavoring slow cooked in copper pots through small-batch cooking. Each piece is made by hand with the exception of cutting and wrapping of the caramels. This is handcrafted candy the way it used to be made in eras bygone.

The caramels are available in delectable holiday flavors like peppermint, cinnamon, pumpkin, and caramel apple.

Try Annie B’s 10-Piece Caramel Box or Annie B’s Popcorn Tin. Popcorn flavors include Sea Salt Caramel, Sharp Cheddar, and Triple Treat.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

Marble Condiment Set

This lovely marble and mango-wood caddy is ideal for any kind of topping or condiment, from nuts to olives. This piece will be useful year round for every occasion. Try it for bar snacks, a cookout or for mustards with a cheese tray.

Hostess Gifts for the Season

Harvard Sweet Boutique

Surprise the foodie in your life this holiday season with tasty holiday-themed treats from Harvard Sweet Boutique, a gourmet bakery featuring delicious, all-natural goodies such as Christmas bark, brownies, truffles, toffees and more. All treats are customizable and arrive in beautiful packaging delivered right to the recipient’s doorstep or your doorstep. Just pick the box, ribbon and add a note if you want. Packages start as low as $11 and the bakery also offers low-carb and gluten-free options for those with dietary needs. All items are handmade with zero artificial flavors.

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